Friday, December 30, 2011

Thermopylae 2012: Rtes. 187 & 6

If you didn’t get wind of this story yet, this guy is my new hero.
You gotta love it: the people at Range Resources were ignoring his township’s repeated requests to stop using a gravel road, and the DEP told the township it was in violation of erosion and sediment regulations on that same road, so Cogan House Township Supervisor Dan Roupp took matters into his own hands - grabbed a chain saw - and cut down a bunch of trees to block the gravel road to all natural gas truck traffic.

Sheriff Buford Pusser would be damn proud.
Yeah, he did kill some defenseless oxygen-producing trees, but considering what the natural gas industry is doing to our environment for generations to come, it’s an acceptable sacrifice to this blogger. Et tu, Dr. E?

Being cosmically inspired by his actions, I had the following epiphany. I’ve just come back from a few days hanging out in the Wysox area on Echo Beach Road. It seems the intersection of Rtes 187 and 6 is a pretty strategic crossroad. Put another way – a chokepoint. While grabbing coffee every morning at the corner market by the big sycamore tree, I counted hundreds of water tankers, dump trucks and other gas industry vehicles passing through this intersection in a matter of hours every   single   day.  
Following Mr.  Roupp’s lead, I’m sure everyone has or knows someone with an old clunker. You know - a car or tractor near end of life that still runs, but has a book value of negatory $300.00 and wouldn’t be missed should it get bumped a few times or hauled away. Imagine if we got 15 or 20 of these rust buckets together and they all just happened to sputter to a complete stop at the aforementioned intersection at the same time at let’s say, 0730h. Would chaos ensue? Would fracking come to a halt, if only for a few hours, while the cars were hauled away? Would someone get a message that we’ve finally had enough? Would others be inspired to take similar actions of targeted civil disobedience? You tell me.

Anyone in? Send me an e-mail. Once we hit 15 takers, it’s ON!



Saturday, December 24, 2011

Renegade Reborn

Thanks to my brother at FRACKED for posting this video. I just had a chance to view it for the first time.

After watching it twice, I simply ask: Are we all doing enough?

My brother, in whatever realm you travel, I am with you.



Saturday, December 17, 2011

SRBC Meeting Occupidiots: Unfortunate Sons

What a bunch of mindless, misinformed, moronic miscreants. And no, I'm not talking about the SRBC Commissioners.

When that sad excuse for a young man dropped the first f-bomb at the 12/15 meeting, I knew this public hearing wasn't going to stay on track for much longer. When that sadder excuse of a public servant chairperson adjourned the meeting, only to reconvene ( was that even legal? ) and vote on water withdrawals for their fellow bed mates in Corbett's Carnal Cabal, I knew any chance for calm to be restored was over.

I hope whoever brought these sad excuses for activists to this meeting is really, really proud of what they've accomplished. From what I saw, a lot of these young men and women have some really deep-seated problems, and truly need help.

Well, fear not, occupidiots, I bring you good tidings. Me and a few of my silver-locked friends have decided that a little reciprocity is in order. When we pick the time and place for our version of a Mic Check at one of your gatherings, we hope you have your Mommy & Daddy's phone number prominently listed on your iPhone or tattoed on your arm, provided there's any space left.

Enjoy your 15 minutes of fame - insignificant as it is. You're about to find out how much gas some of us refugees from the '60s still have left in our tanks. Payback - as they say - is a bitch.



Sunday, December 11, 2011

SRBC: Inappropriate Conduct?

Leave it to the Sentinel to ferret out the information in his latest post. Based upon my observations over the past few years, this guy:

  • hardly sleeps
  • is freakin' relentless in his opposition to fracking
  • knows more about the environmental "big picture" than most of the local experts combined
  • has connections I can't even fathom and that he will never disclose
  • will never give up
  • and, unfortunately, will probably end up like Karen Silkwood
Can't remember who it was, but someone recently called him a "one man wrecking crew" or something similar. I think that assessment falls a little short. If this guy did his environmental thing full-time, I have zero doubt we would all be in a different place right now.

Too bad.

Getting back to his latest post, I find it interesting that the Susquehanna River Basin Commission chose to change the language on their meeting notice  - with a week to go and little fanfare - to include the term "inappropriate conduct", because these are the same people that are approving just about every water withdrawal application submitted by the natural gas industry or just about anyone else wanting to jump on the Marcellus $hale bandwagon.

Considering the SRBC is facilitating the latest and perhaps greatest environmental rape of the Susquehanna's watershed, who are they to establish standards of  "appropriate conduct"?

I cannot wait for Thursday morning. Freedom of Speech will NEVER be more evident than at that place on that day.

Glory be.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Show Me the Way

I don't know about you, but my view on the anti-fracking activism out there is that it's too fragmented and, in many cases, groups are working against each other. As someone I spoke with yesterday said in so many words; "I wanna say something, I just don't know what to say."

That person should join the group over at EID Marcellus. They'd fit right in.

I'm hearing some heavy hitters are coming to the SRBC meeting next Thursday in Wilkes-Barre. Should be an interesting public hearing. Hope you can make it.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Streams of (Un)Consciousness

For those that question the purpose or validity of this blog, please take a minute to read this post from May 2010.

After you get through your "Holy S*%#!" moment - provided you have one - you'll realize I wrote it over three months before the Susquehanna was found bubbling in Bradford County in early September 2010. Still think I have nothing worthwhile to offer?

I've finally finished helping my flooded-out friends as much as I can, and after taking a few days off for some much needed R&R, I'm gonna fire up the 8-track and get busier in bloggerdom. I hope you'll stop by from time to time.

For the unaware, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission is having their next quarterly meeting in Wilkes-Barre on December 15th. This group is responsible for the "hydro" in hydrofracturing, and I plan to give them a piece of my well-preserved mind during the public hearing.

I hope someone films the show.



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Reflect, Recharge, REVOLT!

Pure and simple: It's up to us, my fellow renegades. 

From dust I came; to dust I shall return.

The time is rapidly approaching to take point and see this through. 

I hope you will join me.



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blackwaters: Sound Familiar?

Not my usual musical offering, but this song certainly strikes more than a few chords.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Occupy THIS!

Ready or not, here we come.

They will never see us coming.



Saturday, October 1, 2011

EID Marcellus: From Trucksville to Turbotville to -

I received an email yesterday from one of our fellow bloggers. Although I've followed their posts for at least a year, and have them on my blogroll, I never had any direct dealings with them. 

They sent me a list of ISP addresses and other data, and gave a very short background narrative on where the information came from and what it represented. They ended the message with: "Save this for the days ahead."
Seems some gas industry shills recently got suckered into exposing their network of contacts by falling all over a very cleverly-parsed post which basically said nothing. I remember reading the post, but it seems to have disappeared along with all their prior offerings except one which, true to their style, says almost nothing but pegs the mental "wow" meter nonetheless.

For the days ahead indeed. 



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ragin' Against the Machine on the Streets of Philadelphia

Yep. I was there. So were between 800 and 900 other like-minded souls who've had enough of having the natural gas industry jammed down their collective gullets.

I didn't have any hi-tech crowd counting equipment with me, but I truly believe reports of 2,000+ marchers was just a little bit of a stretch. Either way, it was an impressive turnout.

Here are a few pics from the hundreds I took.

Now this crew below with the high-end cameras was interesting.
They seemed to be intently focused on taking pictures of people in the crowd. Wonder why?

Anyway, I have some friends in Nanticoke who need help putting their lives back together once the Susquehanna's floodwaters recede. I'll be getting muddy with them for the next week or so.



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shale Gas Outrage: Philly-bound

Hope to see everyone in Philadelphia. Should be a sight to behold.

For the record, I'll be taking pictures of them taking pictures of us.



Friday, August 12, 2011

Tom Corbett: Bubbles and Bullsh*t

In three weeks, it'll be one year since Bradford County residents noticed that the Susquehanna River was bubbling methane where it never had bubbled before. And, as of a few weeks ago, it's still bubbling.

If you haven't been keeping up with events over the past year, we've had more contaminated wells, more spills, more fatalities, and more plain old "all is well" bullsh*t being shoveled our way by our elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington.

I wanted to ralph when I heard that our good governor was paddling down the same river he is allowing to be degraded as a thinly-veiled ploy to promote tourism. I do give him credit, however, for being smart enough to wear a personal flotation device and bring along security. I hope there was more than one on the water.

As we all know, you just can't predict what can happen on the river.

Nice shades, Tommy. Who's that on your flank?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Heartbeart: Take 2

My apologies to all. I just don't bother to check my e-mail account that often.

I will going forward.

I had no clue so many of you were affected by my Heartbeat of the Renegade post.

For those hearing it for the first time, crank up the volume and let your spirit and imagination soar.

Sooner than you think, our day is coming.



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lt. Gov. Cawley's Marcellus Circle Jerk

I've just finished my first scan of the recently-released "Governor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Report". 

Here's what initially came to mind. 

And here's my second random reaction.

My outrage began to build on page 7 of the Executive Summary, paragraph 3. The opening sentence is intentionally structured to be interpreted like an FDA-regulated ingredients label; making one believe that the committee was most heavily-weighted with environmental members when - in fact - it was just the opposite. The token greenies were chosen last and least.

Although it will take some time to read the rest of the report, my initial takeaway is that the natural gas industry's investment in buying the last gubernatorial election in PA is paying significant - albeit very short-lived - dividends.

More when the rage subsides.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

EID: Can't You Smell that Smell?

The EID-Marcellus crew are desperate people. They are playing catch-up, and they know it. As they are fueled and funded by the natural gas industry, nothing they have done to date - or will do going forward - will shock me. Their industry-standard "discredit, divide & conquer" strategy is older than I am.
What is shocking to me is the number of intelligent people that are getting sucked into playing their game. Don't you get it? This is what they want. Their playing field has no boundaries, and they write their own rules as they go along; all to their own benefit.

You cannot win a game with rules written on the fly by your "opponent" ( their choice of words - not mine ). Just by commenting, you validate to others that visit their blog that their drilling drooling drivel has any substance. Want to drive them out of their skins? Cut the comments to zero. No matter how enraged you become at what they write - or who they appear to be targeting - save your thoughts and reactions for the appropriate place and time.
And it will come.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lies, Lies and More Lies: EID Marcellus at its Best

I've taken a short yet long overdue break from posting, but I've been in almost constant touch with my like-minded bloggers while watching the natural gas industry continue to spin its web of lies.

One of the newest players in the game is the team of natural gas industry-funded bloggers puppets at Energy in Depth - Northeast Marcellus Initiative.

A recent post about the Susquehanna River caught my attention and that of a few others, especially this URL:

Now, nowhere - I repeat - nowhere in the Susquehanna's recent "Most Endangered" designation by American Rivers was the Susquehanna named as the dirtiest river in the country. Nowhere. And yet, this little princess very deftly but deliberately twisted and portrayed the well-deserved designation to be something it was not.  But, that's what she and her fellow teammates are paid to do. And to the uninformed, they do it very well.

After reading most of EID/NMI's posts, I liken them to pit bulls with no teeth. Or maybe chihuahuas. Or, perhaps, toy poodles with those cute little ribbons. Whatever. In the end, they follow the marching orders of the industry that funds them; to the page, paragraph and letter. Period. And if you don't see right through their message; you are as clueless as they are crafty. At my age, I've read just about every game plan out there, and their strategy is so laced with predictable chokepoints it's downright comical.

We're gonna have some fun with these newbies.

One final thought for the day: How is it that all this recent ruckus about Talisman Terry was posted on this blog over nine months ago? Could it be that I'm related to someone on the inside?

Up next: My opinion on the EID/NMI team and their modus operandi.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Only a Matter of Time

As I approach my destiny without reservation or fear, this song continues to haunt me.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BIG OIL: No Honor Among Thieves

I was not at all surprised by the Susquehanna River being named the most endangered river in the country. Unfortunately, it deserves that designation. Nor was I surprised by the response from the SRBC and these statements from the Marcellus Shale Coalition's president in today's Citizens Voice
In a statement, Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber said, "Despite the fact that the livelihoods of nearly 25,000 Gulf Coast residents are now hanging in the balance as the Mississippi River continues to swell at unthinkable rates, this organization - which ironically claims to stand 'up for healthy rivers so communities can thrive' - is seeking nothing more than to undercut the responsible development of clean burning, job-creating natural gas."

Klaber continued, "Our work can and must be balanced with the protection of our environment, especially our water resources. It's very sad and predictable, however, that some organizations will stop at nothing, disregarding facts and science at every turn, to thwart American energy production."

Klassic Klaber - I would expect nothing less.

What did surprise me was the speed at which the SRBC and MSC had responses ready to go. If I didn't know better, I'd say there was definitely a leak at some point in time. But, with so much money to be made by the energy industry that could definitely buy a reporter or two, I guess that should have been anticipated.

The cloud of dust ain't even been kicked-up on the Susquehanna's designation, and Kathryn's Klaws  aren't fully extended just yet, so let's just sit back and watch the show.

A nod of the cap to the Sentinel for his part in making this designation happen. 


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ramming Speed!!

To all of my anti-fracking brothers and sisters:

I AM your captain, and your ship is comin' home. 


Saturday, April 30, 2011

I, Me, Mine ( How me look? )

I am constantly amazed at the number of Marcellus Shale "experts" out there who, whenever they open their mouths, remove any and all doubt that they are almost completely clueless when it comes to their understanding of the whole fracking picture. 

But man, don't they look good?

This post is dedicated to all of those self-proclaimed "experts".


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fortunate Some

And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Where's Your Conviction?

Crank up the volume, and listen to the message.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chesapeake Energy: Redefining the Art of the Lie

I just love this quote - taken from the Philadelphia Inquirer - attributed to Chesapeake Energy's Brian Grove:

Brian Grove, Chesapeake's senior director of corporate development, said that snow melt and precipitation had overwhelmed the site's approved erosion and sediment-control plan and that the company had already halted work to take corrective measures.

Now, to repeat, the company had already halted work. That's past tense. Moving forward, check out this quote, attributed to PA's DEP, from the American Agriculturist:

A routine site inspection on March 8 turned up several infractions of the Clean Streams Law and the Oil and Gas Act. The company didn't respond to the notice. Then, March 21 and 22 inspections discovered additional violations and impacts that resulted in the shut-down order.

Now, if I got this timeline right, the DEP sent Chesapeake a notice of violations discovered during a field inspection on March 8th. Chesapeake ignores it. The DEP comes back a few weeks later and finds even more violations, and shuts Chesapeake down. And Brian Grove claims the work had already been halted. And, if you read any of the many other articles about this shutdown, the local ( Galeton - Potter County ) Water Authority had to find another source of drinking water for its customers thanks to Chesapeake's complete disregard for sediment and erosion control laws!!

Fellow Frackeroos, not only is this not right, it ain't passing the smell test, either. 

I gotta call it like I see it. Chesapeake Energy and the rest of the natural gas industry doesn't give a rat's a$$ about you, me, ours kids or our grandkids ad infinitum. They don't. All they care about is profit, period. They'll suck our rivers dry and turn our commonwealth into the world's largest Superfund site and not    even    blink. The saddest part about this is that there are people out there who just don't get it - who actually believe paid shills like Tom Ridge and the rest of the Marcellus Shale Coalition when they say they care about the environment and our well-being.

Pferd Scheisse.

I wonder what our new governor, and PA's former top cop, has to say about Chesapeake thumbing their nose at the DEP's March 8th notice? Considering he's owned by the NG Industry, probably not too much.

My fellow Pennsylvanians, I'll close with a passage directly from our commonwealth's Constitution:

Political Powers

Section 2.
All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness. For the advancement of these ends they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think proper.

What are we waiting for?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The True Cost of Freedom

Based upon recent news coming from Harrisburg, I thought it appropriate to post this message again.

Can you hear the past a' callin...?

We are but a heartbeat away.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pennsylvania Fracking Boat Commission

I grew up catching native Eastern Brook Trout in Pine Creek on Joe Palooka Mountain. I remember catching a hook-jawed 14 incher in the pool on the northwest side of Route 309 above Kozy K over 30 years ago. I did cannonballs at midnight into its many cold, clear pools. I've been buying fishing licenses for over 50 years.

And now, I read the PFBC has joined the DEP and DCNR in enabling the last great exploitation of Penn's Woods to run roughshod over our land and waters. It seems the will of We, the People no longer matters.

This is not right. Frack the laws written by men with motives on their minds and corporate money stuffed in their pockets, THIS IS NOT RIGHT.

The time for civil discourse is rapidly coming to an end.


Friday, March 4, 2011

A.O.H. - Ride, Peter, Ride

Peter: As one Renegade to another, you have my support. However, I think a motorcade of Harleys would be a lot cooler. 

Tell our new Governor and his spokespuppets this is only the beginning.

Ride strong.
o=o   o=o   o=o   o=o   o=o   o=o   o=o   o=o   o=o

Dear Friends and Allies,

As I wrote to some of you before, I will be riding my bike ~110 miles to Harrisburg from my house in Pine Grove Mills to do my own small part to stand up to Corbett and the gas companies. It just seems like the right thing to do.

I will be joining an existing event on Wednesday, March 9th that PennEnvironment has organized. It is a protest of Corbett's budget and its utter lack of accountability around natural gas in general and about the severance tax in particular. Several organizations active on the issue will be there. It is at 1:30 pm (see and circulate attached flier). I should note that what I am doing is not intended to supercede that event in any way. Nor is what I plan to do after the event in any way sponsored by PennEnvironment or any organization. But it is a good place to meet other concerned citizens who might want to go with me one small step further.

The Corbett administration's actions for the gas industry are out of control. Two recent decisions pushed me to this point. The first was to yank DCNR's ability to assess potential impacts on state forest and park land and the second was gutting DEP's ability to monitor air quality from drilling sites. For me this is very personal because I love the forest. Every year I spend hundreds of hours in Rothrock, Bald Eagle, Moshannon, Tioga, Forbes, and Sprowl on my mountain bike, on hikes, and camping. Many of you have your own stories with our state forests.

It is also about the quality of our water and air and my hopes and fears as a father. Who wants to wake up and have your child bleeding from their noses because of toxic chemicals in their water. Who wants their neighbors sick from gas in the water. Who wants to breathe evaporating benzene? Not me.

I am riding my bike there because because it is better for the forest, for the person, for water, for air, for noise, for the climate, and for all of us than gas trucks, well-pads, natural gas, and frack water are. I am riding my bike because it means something better and brings me in touch with life and living. As a citizen of this commonwealth, the commonwealth's government should help me and my fellow common people to reach the common good.

So today I called the governor's office and asked to speak with Corbett. The staffer with whom I spoke was polite and listened to my grievances about shale drilling. I told her about the perception (some might say...fact) that Governor Corbett is governing for gas industry profiteers instead of for Pennsylvanians, their communities, their water, and our commonwealth's forests. She told me that all requests to meet with the governor have to be submitted in writing. I could not talk to him on the phone or just arrange a meeting no matter my concerns. I understand. You can't let just any yahoo in.

Okay. It will be delivered in writing.

After the budget protest I plan to go to the governor's office and request a meeting with the governor. Because I seriously doubt that they will just let me in to see the him, even if 5, 20, or 200 people went in with me, I will bring a letter requesting a meeting and submit it to the office. I will do this in person, with some insistence, instead of through the faceless email system or fax system. It will also be something of a prepared statement though i don't know that I will be able to read it.

The point, I suppose, is to put another real face to this. I am tired of this. I am worried. I am afraid. I am seeing and hearing too many angry and unheard people. I am also very motivated and believe that we must demand a better way for us, for water, for the forests. Letters aren't working. Protests keep failing. I write to my representative, Scott Conklin, and I get very short replies back and no solid action. My state senator, Jake Corman, is doing the gas industry's bidding. As I told the staff worker today, "We don't have the hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy access to governors or future governors. He HAS to talk with us. He is OUR governor."

So, I have to do what I have to do. If you would like to join the rally and then join me afterward to deliver my request for a meeting (and perhaps your own as well?), as individuals, I would love you to do so. It would be an honor to be joined by good people who deserve better. I suggest you bring letters requesting meetings too. Even if we have to walk away at the end of the day in Limbo, waiting for replies to our requests, at least we will have tried and started something new. Perhaps it will become something more. Maybe I'll end up looking like a complete fool.

I don't know. I just know that something must be done differently.

It is a modest goal. Please join me if you can.

Please forward this message to other concerned people and sympathetic press if you know any. People can RSVP to me here at

With great hope,

Peter Buckland

p.s. I will ride in rain or snow also. The only way I won't is if it's icy.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

KK: Zip It!

The monotonous & metronomic message from the mouthpiece of the Marcellus Shale Coalition is really starting to grind on this old geezer's tympanum. Her reaction to the NY Times expose' was both quick and predictable.


She needs some fresh material - like the truth.

To the residents of the Marcellus Shale Zone: The people of Wisconsin got it right.

When will you finally "get it"?

There is strength in numbers.

GET IT?!?!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Tin Soldiers and Fracking Coming

It seems a day cannot go by without another story about contaminated wells, explosions, or spills. I'm not going to waste my time providing links to stories you can find on your own. They're out there; go look.

What I will tell you is we may, no, we WILL soon see the emergence of civil disobedience unlike anything we've seen since the 60's.

Our own government of the people, by the people and for the people is not listening to the people.

And that, my brothers and sisters, is a problem that needs immediate fixing.

The authority of government, even such as I am willing to submit to — for I will cheerfully obey those who know and can do better than I, and in many things even those who neither know nor can do so well — is still an impure one: to be strictly just, it must have the sanction and consent of the governed. It can have no pure right over my person and property but what I concede to it. The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual. Even the Chinese philosopher was wise enough to regard the individual as the basis of the empire. Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man? There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. - HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Frightened by this thing that I've become

Crank it up and follow the rhythm to wherever it takes you.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GASLAND gets Oscar Nod

And my oh my oh my; the natural gas industry's fangs and claws are out. What a bunch of whiners.

Too bad the cast of characters at the Marcellus Shale Coalition and their $75,000 per month advisers just don't get it. The more publicity they bring to Gasland and the Oscar it is in the running for, the greater the probability it will win. Seriously, where do they get these people? Strategic thinking definitely isn't their strong point.

I'm guessing the senior executives at Chesapeake, Cabot, Range Resources and the MSC get nice bonuses as part of their annual compensation packages. I wonder if there is an added incentive for coming up with the most believable lie. If there is, they all should be in a position to retire right about now.

By the way, in case you missed it, there was another "minor" gas well blowout in one of PA's state forests a few days back. Talisman Energy is the guilty party this time. And in case you forgot, Talisman was fined earlier this month for a diesel fuel spill at another PA site. Can these people do anything right?

Read more about it here. And here.
21,000 gallons of fracking fluid? That's over 400 fifty-gallon drums.

Minor my fracking keester.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Heartbeat of the Renegade

My fellow renegades at heart:

Crank up the volume and close your eyes.

Don't worry about the landing...

Get ready for 2011.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tom Corbett: The New Pied Piper of Harrisburg

As our incoming Governum-num puts together his cabinet prior to his inauguration on the 18th, I am not at all surprised by his selections. Lawyers with ties to the energy industry, lawyers I know personally whose firms contributed big bucks to his campaign coffers, and my favorite to date; a 36 year-old Energy Czar with a degree in political science and whose last position was a high level aide to PA's Environmental Antichrist - Senator Mary Jo White. I'm sure he'll do just fine, as long as he goosesteps beat and measure to the tune played by Toxic Tommy and the team he's assembled. 

My fellow Pennsylvanians, I am hearing the growing undertones of uncivil unrest starting to rumble throughout the commonwealth, and although my hearing hasn't been the best since my last Grand Funk RR concert, I believe we cyberscribes are on point. Tommy has gone after bloggers once before, and he immediately discovered he had waded into a whirlpool of quicksand with no bottom and no escape save an immediate retreat. With the international focus on the Marcellus play, the stakes are now higher and the pit is much deeper.

I'm sure as our new Pied Peeper Piper's plan becomes evident to all, the resultant deafening uproar will make the 1960's look like a fourth-grade slumber party at a parish school gym.

We should take comfort in knowing the world is watching.

I wouldn't miss this for all the guilt gelt in Canonsburg.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Dreams in Which I'm Dying


When will we all stop running in circles and...

 start moving forward?


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kumbaya Korner Circle Jerk

From: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. "

I've had just about enough of the slap-happy circle jerk going on out "there". To put it plainly, there ain't no room for "nice" in this rumble.


Kumbaya Korner this ain't, and you can look for poetry and recipes elsewhere. 

And in case you're wondering...YES.